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The real cost to shoot a Stock 2 in Production


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Many people lately have been arguing over the apparent price of Stock 2's. So I figured, hey I can make a post to show how much money down to the penny (minus tax I will be nice) that I have invested into my Stock 2. (I will consider just my 9mm because the .40 was slightly cheaper.

Lets start at the top with the gun. I was able to get a pretty decent deal on my Stock 2 at $923.35. While I understand that many of you fell into the prey that is people buying them at this price and selling them stock for 1800, I will assume for this post that this is the price.

Next lets look at the magazines. If you buy them from EAA directly (that's what I would do) single price of one item is $40. If however you buy them in a set they are $25 a piece. Which to me is a pretty fair price. I bought 6 of these, because I think thats a fair number for a long course production stage, and to have 1 backup. Having shot with basepads and no basepads I honestly don't think it made a bit of difference to me so thats my opinion.

http://eaacorp.com/gun_accessories/index.php/one-ea9m2005-18rd-101935.html

I am assuming most people don't have a belt or holster set up for production. If you do, disregard this portion. If not follow this. I bought the Ben Stoeger BOSS holster and Ghost Mag pouch setup. This was $269.95.

http://www.benstoegerproshop.com/BSPS-BOSS-DOH-Holster-Ghost-Pouches-DAA-Belt-p/boss-kit.htm

Now we can get down to actual gun upgrades. I bought almost all of my things from Last Round Armament. I feel like they are the best company to do business with, have fair prices, and they ship quickly.

· Backup Extractor 9mm (not necessary but nice to have a backup on hand) $25

http://www.lastroundarmament.com/product/eaa-11-1-extractor-9mm/

· Interuptor for 1 Piece Sear $8

http://www.lastroundarmament.com/product/eaa-4-8-interruptor/

· 1 Piece Sear $37

http://www.lastroundarmament.com/product/eaa-9-1-1-piece-sear/

· Extended Firing Pin Block (to make the gun Production legal) $14.95

http://www.lastroundarmament.com/product/egd-extreme-safety-firing-pin-block-extended/

· Eric Grauffel Firing Pin Spring Light x2 (I got 2 so I had a backup) $7.99x2

http://www.lastroundarmament.com/product/egd-xtreme-firing-pin-spring-light/

· Eric Grauffel Hammer Spring Light x2 (again ordered 2 so I had a backup) $10.95x2

http://www.lastroundarmament.com/product/egd-xtreme-hammer-spring-light/

· Eric Grauffel Red Grips (Must be red thats the only color for these guns) $118.95

http://www.lastroundarmament.com/product/egd-xtreme-grips/

· Eric Grauffel Extreme Titan Hammer $114.99

http://www.lastroundarmament.com/product/egd-xtreme-titan-hammer/

· 9 pound Recoil Spring x2 $9.95x2

http://www.lastroundarmament.com/product/wolff-recoil-spring-eaatanfoglio-stock-ii/

· Trigger Spring x2 (because you will lose one) $4.00x2

http://www.lastroundarmament.com/product/eaatanfoglio-witness-trigger-spring/

· Sear Spring x2 (same as above) $4.00x2

http://www.lastroundarmament.com/product/eaa-9-3-sear-spring/

· Extra Power Extractor Spring $7.95

http://henningshop.com/products/tanfoglio-extractor-spring-by-wolff-gunsprings-w32010

· Henning XL Gen 3 firing Pin (To me its very important that this is a Gen 3. I haven't had good luck with the Gen 4) $24.95

http://www.benstoegerproshop.com/Henning-Firing-Pin-for-EAA-Tanfogolio-Witness-p/henning-lf-fp.htm

Grand total to shoot a Stock 2 in Production $1768.87.

Wyatt

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Avg price paid OTD 2X $950= $1900

$25 for the mag (4) from Greg Cote and $25 for the base pad (6) from BSPS X6= $250

Springs, Firing pins under $50 each so $100

Total of $2150 for 2 Stock 2's

I have extras parts that I picked up that ended up not being needed that are not included, 2 different makes of fiber sights, guide rod, trigger, grips, replacement parts that got launched into another dimension, part swapping off my Stock 1 etc.

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Sorry for being anal, but you're mixing assets and expenses; if you have $1,800 into a Production setup you could sell tomorrow for $1,600, your depreciation cost is $200, $1,600 is the asset you converted from cash to gun.

So realistically speaking the "cost" of shooting Production is the depreciation on your gear, plus ammo, range fees, travel, ect.

If you really analyze the true costs of this sport you realize the price tag on the pistol is not as big a factor as most think.

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Gas and range fees can be offset by opportunity cost ( you would have done another activity if you didnt shoot a match)

It is the ammo that is the killer.

If you shoot 350rds a week, you can burn $400 a year by not shopping around for your bullets.

There are other places in your life where you can find small changes that save money, as well. I save $300 a year by drinking water instead of tea when I eat out. I save a grand/year by drinking my coffee at home instead of at Starbucks. I save $200 by shaving with an old school razor instead of buying cartridges. I drive a paid off car instead of carrying a note. It is a mindset.

I do all of that so I can bring my family on big vacations, I buy whatever gun I want and literally do not have enough time to do all the shooting I can afford and want.

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I haven't checked in in a while, but I'd like to add to this too.

I spent $468 on parts. Titan hammer and grips were the most expensive. This was parts alone. Not a belt and holster or magazines. Just parts. I was also fortunate to have gotten my S2 at a good price of $912.

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There are other places in your life where you can find small changes that save money, as well. I save $300 a year by drinking water instead of tea when I eat out. I save a grand/year by drinking my coffee at home instead of at Starbucks. I save $200 by shaving with an old school razor instead of buying cartridges. I drive a paid off car instead of carrying a note. It is a mindset.

I do all of that so I can bring my family on big vacations, I buy whatever gun I want and literally do not have enough time to do all the shooting I can afford and want.

This is my philosophy in regards to affording this nasty expensive hobby. But it leads to me being an AHole at times. When the GF wants to go out for dinner and entertainment, I'm immediately like damnit. That's at least 1000 bullets I could have bought. I don't want to end up a lonely old man, so I give in and adjust accordingly.

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There are other places in your life where you can find small changes that save money, as well. I save $300 a year by drinking water instead of tea when I eat out. I save a grand/year by drinking my coffee at home instead of at Starbucks. I save $200 by shaving with an old school razor instead of buying cartridges. I drive a paid off car instead of carrying a note. It is a mindset.

I do all of that so I can bring my family on big vacations, I buy whatever gun I want and literally do not have enough time to do all the shooting I can afford and want.

This is my philosophy in regards to affording this nasty expensive hobby. But it leads to me being an AHole at times. When the GF wants to go out for dinner and entertainment, I'm immediately like damnit. That's at least 1000 bullets I could have bought. I don't want to end up a lonely old man, so I give in and adjust accordingly.

Same here, but I want to be the dad that everyone wishes they had, so I do memorable stuff with the family.

If I have to spend money I didn't plan on then I'll get all bitter, "well, there goes 5000 primers".

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